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Thursday, October 3 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
W11: NEMOSINE - The future of media storage

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NEMOSINE is an EU founded project for the development of Innovative packaging solutions for storage and conservation of 20th century cultural heritage of artefacts based on cellulose derivatives.
The objective of project NEMOSINE www.nemosineproject.eu is to improve traditional storage solutions by developing an innovative package with the main goal of energy saving and extending the life time of cultural objects based on cellulose derivatives. In contrast to conventional film cans or media boxes, the packages will be equipped with the latest sensor technology to monitor decomposition processes and adsorb decomposition products such as acetic acid. The focus is on films, photographs, posters, slides, cinematographic sound, magnetic tapes and discs, based on cellulose acetate and its derivatives. The aim of the four-year project is to achieve more efficient long-term archiving and to increase the life cycle of audiovisual media, as well as other objects of cultural heritage and arts.

Beyond the state of the art, NEMOSINE is developing the following modular and integrated products:
  • High O2 barrier and active packaging using non-odour additives
  • Active acid adsorbers based on functionalized Metal Organic Framework (MOFs) integrated in innovative porous structures
  • Gas detection sensors based on nanotechnology for monitoring degradation products,
  • Multi-scale modelling to correlate degradation & sensor signals for maintenance prediction and integrate all these technologies
  • Packaging with modular design to fulfill the technical & economical requirements of the different cultural heritage items made by cellulose derivatives and
  • Curative packages containing controlled release of natural antifungal additives. 

    The modular solution is one of main advantages of the innovative package. This design will allow to provide different versions of the product with more or less technology included in the solution: Protective (basic and premium model), and Curative (for damaged products). In this way, the smart package can be adapted to different type of final clients –private collectors, national museums, regional collections, councils and institutions, schools-, in terms of necessities, balancing real value of the content and the package cost. The complete solution for storage boxes proposed by NEMOSINE is based on multi-nano sensors for different gases (mainly acetic acid and nitric oxide) and a control software platform that simulates degradation processes and then will predict accurate protective treatments.

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Kerstin Herlt

European projects coordinator, DFF
Kerstin is European projects coordinator at the DFF – Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum in Frankfurt. Our mission is to collect, preserve and educate about film. In 2008, I joined the European Film Gateway team, the Europeana aggregator for film heritage. My background is roman... Read More →
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Nadja Wallaszkovits

Professor, State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart
Nadja Wallaszkovits studied ethnomusicology at the University of Vienna and graduated as an audio engineer. After several years of experience as a sound engineer for private national and international recording companies and audiovisual productions, she joined the Phonogrammarchiv... Read More →
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Juan Ignacio Lahoz Rodrigo

Head of Conservation, Valencian Film Archive
D. JUAN IGNACIO LAHOZ RODRIGO is head of conservation of the Filmoteca Valenciana (Institut Valencià de Cultura), responsible for the restaurations, preservation, storage and cataloguing of the film materials and also is in charge of the equipment and software for the film collections.Lahoz... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm BST
Theatre 1